POT'S GROWING ON? 10/11/23
Thank you - No Dig has helped enormously :-)
I sadly don't have room for a polytunnel Jack but have seen that others clean the outside of theirs with an old bedsheet (two person job - one standing on either side and pulling gently back and forth).
Hi Jack, I’ve been amazed as it’s the first year of the allotment. I planted seed potatoes in pots from ones left over from the year and they’re going back into the tunnel once I’m sure they’re free of blight- was a bit suspicious. Sweetcorn was attacked by the deer so I harvested a lot & the last ones are wrapped in insect mesh. I also pulled one up and heeled it in in the tunnel with a few that are growing inside. I’ve got loads of primulas and violas bought as teeny seedlings in an offer they’re ready to be planted out … so it goes on.. plus garlic.. and flower bulbs.
Hi thank you for the poly guide. I had money as presents to help me buy a poly for my allotment . It’s from First Tunnels. It has the amazing advantage of the option to roll up the sides by an metre opening all the way along with an insect guard behind the plastic. I chatted with the local nursery and he said he leaves his poly open all winter just using fleece if very cold. I get deer and loads of pigeons so I will keep the two sets of double doors shut and these sides open. He said the main issue in winter is the wet. So I need to be really careful. I’ve watered into the holes for transplants of turnip, cabbage, little gem, lettuce and fennel this week. The rocket seed heads that were drying have seeded themselves below. I’ve still got very healthy tomato & avocado plants but am gradually harvesting and reducing. I’m going to try using sheep fierce to protect tender plants. The chilli plants I’ve potted up and brought these home and they’re in the conservatory along with two big cherry tomato plants which are producing well and growing along as a canopy. Best wishes Jayne